Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Recovery Management Services Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Home of Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Jr. High Football Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Carey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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13110 records found.